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May 2-3, 2015

Independence Township Spring Clean Up
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April 26, 2015

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April 1-30, 2015

Second Annual Student Art Exhibit
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February 17, 2015

Comments Regarding Highlands Needed

As part of the Highland Council’s review of the Regional Master Plan, the Council has set up a “web portal” to receive comments from the public. An opra reveals that most of the comments received through this portal to date appear to come from environmentalists and their lobbyists.

The purpose of the portal is to address issues related to the Regional Master Plan only (not the Act) and recommendations for specific revisions to the RMP.

Please take a few minutes and submit a comment through the portal. Your thoughts may be as short as a few sentences or as long as you wish.

Please also forward to a neighbor who might comment.

Comments might include the impact - fiscal and otherwise - on you, your neighbor and your community of the Highlands regulations, the need for landowner compensation, recommended changes to the RMPs mapping, the need for bona fide scientific foundations underlying the planning process, the need for landowner representation on the Council and TDR Bank, whether water provided to urban areas should be free when the Highland bears a huge cost, etc.

Also, if you (or an acquaintance) have even a tiny modicum of “qualified expertise” for any of the Technical Advisory Committees, please submit your name and resume. The TACs are being stacked with environmentalists and rigged to insure that all recommendations keep landowners burned. See Monitoring Program link below.

Link for Portal comment:

Link describing Monitoring Program:

Link for RMP being revised:

Link for RMP Atlas map:

February 3, 2015

GMRSD Pre-School Community Survey
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January 31, 2015

Notice is hereby given that the Independence Township Committee of the Township of Independence will hold a special meeting on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 9:00AM. At the Independence Township Administrative Offices, 286 B Route # 46, Great Meadows, NJ 07838. The agenda of the meeting, to the extent known will be as follows:
• Budget workshop for 2015
• Executive Session if necessary
• Any other business that may come before the committee at this time.
Formal action may be taken by the Township Committee on any item appearing on the agenda or which may be added to the agenda.

January, 2015

Dog License Reminder

The State of New Jersey requires that all dogs be properly licensed with the municipality and that a door to a door census be performed to identify any unlicensed dogs.

Download Dog License Application (PDF format)

Licenses must be renewed by January 31st of each year. Failure to license your dog will result in additional fines and penalties.

If you own a dog that is not currently licensed, you must do so immediately. Licenses may be obtained from the Clerk's Office, Monday thru Friday, from the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Proof of a current rabies certificate must be valid thru October 31 of the current year and neutering/spaying papers (if applicable) must be presented at the time of licensing.

If you have any questions in reference to licensing your dog, please contact the municipal building at (908) 637-4133.

Dog License Fees:  $8.00 neutered/spayed $11.00 if not neutered/spayed $5 late fee per month starting in February for each dog.

September 24, 2014

Support your local food pantry
Help is need to support the Vienna Methodist Church Food Pantry.
Local families in need.

Drop off items at the Municipal Building
8 am – 4 pm

October 8, 2013

Enhanced JCP&L Power Outage Center
New JCP&L Mobile Website and App

General Announcements

Municipal Building Hours

Clerk's Office
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Construction Office
Tuesday through Thursday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Breakfast at the Fire House
Independence Volunteer Fire Department
Second Sunday of the Month
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Senior Citizen Meeting
Every Thursday at 12:00 Noon
Senior Center

Warren County Library - Northeast Branch
Route 46 East, Great Meadows, New Jersey
Phone 908-813-3858
Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Be a Good Neighbor - Be Bear Aware
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Township of Independence • 286 Route 46 West • Great Meadows, New Jersey 07838 • Tel 908-637-4133 • Fax 908-637-8844